April 28, 2013
N O T E S
Michigan has appeared in the CWPA Eastern Championship title game in eight of the last nine seasons. U-M is 5-4 in those final games.
The Wolverines fell to 16-4 in the all-time series against Princeton. Its loss today snapped U-M's eight-game win streak in the series.
Head coach Matt Anderson was named the Coach of the Tournament. Senior Kiki Golden was selected to the tournament all-star first team, while seniors Alex Adamson and Lauren Colton and junior Kelsey Nolan earned second-team selection.
Adding freshman Presley Pender's three-goal effort today, the Wolverines boasted 37 hat tricks on the season -- their greatest hat trick total in five years. U-M tallied 38 hat tricks in 2008.
Pender finished the season with 39 goals, ranking second on the team, and a team-best 34 assists.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Matt Anderson
On Michigan's scoring drought through the middle frames ... "We decided to change our shooting. That's 100 percent what it was. You try to shoot the ball over a person that is covering the space; it's not going to work. You move around them and move laterally, it's going to be successful. We weren't able to do that enough. We were successful on every shot we took like we talked about before the game, and successful include beating the goalie but hitting the bar or hitting a pocket of water. But then it seemed like we knew that was working, so we figured we'd try something else. Sometimes, unfortunately, that's sports, and sometimes, unfortunately, that's athletes. We knew it was working, and we should have kept it working."
On Princeton's last goal in the final 20 seconds ... "We would have had seven seconds to try to advance the ball. It's not like basketball, where you're going to get a clean look at the cage. That was just a breakdown on our end."
On the close game ... "As the first period went on, I knew it was going to be a low-scoring game. At that point, every goal was going to be important. That's why a little bit more patience on offense was crucial. I really expected that game to go to overtime, but unfortunately, we had a couple looks that we weren't able to finish."
U-M Senior Kiki Golden
On Michigan's difficulty with scoring goals ... "They were in a drop. Our game plan was the drive, and we got away from that. When they pulled ahead, we resorted back to that. Our shot selection definitely could have been better. We needed to put more balls in the water. We kept shooting high."
On the senior class ... "We've put four years of hard work into this program. Each and every one of us loves Michigan, so we definitely wanted to win today for Michigan -- and each other."